Monday, February 21, 2011

Sugar Cookies

This past Christmas, a coworker brought in some sugar cookies, and they were hands down the best sugar cookies that I have ever had aside from the Spanish sugar cookies you can buy from Publix. I was blown away, and I had to have the recipe. Luckily enough it was pretty easy to find. She told me it was from a Sesame Street cook book her mother had from a while ago. Instead of being smart about it and having her write the recipe down for me, I told her I'd just look for it. Well, months later, I found it on some message board with a photo of the book. I made them, but just a bit thinner than my coworker had, and the result was amazing.

Cookie Monster Cookies - From The Sesame Street Library Volume 1

3/4 C butter, soft
1 C sugar
2 1/2 C flour
2 eggs
1 TS pure vanilla
1 TS baking powder
1 TS salt

Put butter and sugar into large mixing bowl, using a fork blend together until coarse yet combined. Blend in eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Blend in the flour, salt, and baking powder, mix well. Cover bowl and chill at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough, cut into shapes, or circles. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. This recipe makes 2 dozen. They are good with or without frosting. I frosted half of mine using a basic frosting recipe and tinted it with different food color for Valentine's Day. You can find some great recipes for sugar cookie frosting on All Recipes, I don't like mine as sweet as most so just find something you like and go from there :)

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